Sniff ‘n’ the Tears

Sniff ‘n’ the Tears were an English adult-oriented rock band from London that released four albums on Chiswick Records between 1978 and 1982, the first two issued stateside on Atlantic and the third on MCA. The band’s revolving lineup featured a slew of notable players, including the guitarists Mick Dyche (Wild Turkey), Loz Netto (Moon), Clem Clempson (Colosseum, Humble Pie), Rick Fenn (Gentlemen, 10cc), and Les Davidson (East of Eden).

Members: Paul Roberts (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, keyboards, bass), Luigi Salvoni (drums, percussion, 1975-79, 1992), Mick Dyche (guitar, 1977-80), Loz Netto (guitar, 1977-80), Chris Birkin (bass, 1977-79), Alan Feldman (keyboards, 1977-79), Nick South (bass, 1979-83, 2010-present), Mike Taylor (keyboards, 1979-81), Keith Miller (synthesizer, 1979), Les Davidson (guitar, 1981-83, 1992-present), Jamie Lane (drums, 1981-83), Rick Fenn (guitar, vocals, 1981-82), Miffy Smith (keyboards, synthesizer, 1981-82)


  • Fickle Heart (1978)
  • The Game’s Up (1980)
  • Love/Action (1981)
  • Ride Blue Divide (1982)
  • European Tour Summer-83 (1983)

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